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Dec 11, 2012 8:00pm EST
of the inauguration of the president of the u.s. capitol. >> we are glad you are all here, this is the platform were the inauguration will take place. it is on schedule, it is on budget. our job, senator alexander and myself were in charge of this part of the inauguration. it is the presidential inaugural committee. it is also known as pic. let me review some numbers and specifics. the first inaugural on the west front was ronald reagan's ceremony in 1981. the person in charge of building the platform is steve ayers, the architect of the capital. the platform will be about 10,000 square feet. the same size as the platform in 2005, which was the largest platform ever built. as you know, on this there will be 1600 people were comes to this platform. it has to be very strong. the former president, joins you, governors, and the diplomatic corps. one of which comes from brooklyn, one comes from near chattanooga. it is a bipartisan concept inaugural. the platform is made whole with specification so everyone can see pretty well. the design began more than a year ago. construction began in september. >> tha
CSPAN
Dec 14, 2012 8:00pm EST
and democratic representative lynn woolsey of california. we will also show you a tribute in the u.s. house to outgoing caliber and california members of cameras.. join us at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. later a look at the dodd-frank law and regulations. >> this is c-span3 with politics and public affairs programming throughout the week. and every weekend, 40 hours a people and events ,-com,-com ma telling the american story on american history tv. get schedules in the past programs our website. you can join in the conversation on social media sites. >> tomorrow a draft constitution by mohammed morsi. it would expand his constitutional powers. supporters and opponents of president mohammed morsi. next, we'll talk about developments in the country and security throughout the region with an expert on the muslim brotherhood and a former israeli ambassador to egypt. this is an hour and a half. >> looking at the political competition with the egyptian and the egyptian society, what is likely to be the outcome, not just of the referendum, but the next step in the next several steps in this ongoi
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 8:00pm EST
to talk about the inspiration for his trip at 9 p.m. eastern. >> u.s. intelligence officials said wednesday that the syria military head loaded the precursor chemicals for a deadly nerve gas into bombs, and, thursday, a bipartisan group of senators expressed support for the obama administration's regime over the use of bilogical weapons. senators spoke to reporters for 20 minutes. >> good afternoon, i'm here with my colleagues from the senate, senator lieberman, senator coons, and senator graham, and we are deeply disturbed by reports that assad may have weaponnized stores of chemical and bilogical agents and prepared them for use in aerial bombs. these reports suggest they are in waiting quarters waiting to use the weapons. in true, this may men that the united states and our allies facing the prospect of an imminent use of weapons of mass destruction in syria, and this may be the last worng we get. time for talking about what to do may now be coming to a close, and we may instead be left with an awful and very difficult decision. whether to continue on the sidelines and hope a m
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 8:00pm EST
2011, mr. broussard, u.s. oncology. large producers and providers of health care products to major health care institutions. that background, mr. brousard brings a broad perspective on health care issues facing our country. mr. broussard holds his undergraduate degree from texas a&m and an mba from the university of houston. were very much looking forward to your comments today. thanks for being here. [applause] >> thank you. well, thank you. i really appreciate the opportunity from each one of you. our nation is actually wrestling -- [inaudible] a large amount of debt the united states is facing. i will outline the challenge we face. i'll also show you some transforming health care is one of the ways we can solve that issue. i'll demonstrate how new approaches to integrating the delivery system and how it is already achieving some result outside of the federal government. the health care can harness simplicity, has sustainability, even if the health care system undergoes some significant transformations. first, but to take a moment and talk about ohio and cleveland and how they're
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 8:00pm EST
counterterrorism, and then the u.s. ambassador to china, gary locke, on the relationship between the two countries. >> our first experience was to come in a different way than every other family up here. probably never happen again in history. and it's interesting because after dad was sworn in, we went and took a picture, photo of the family, behind the oval office desk, and that night we didn't get to move into the white house because nixon had left so quickly, so unexpectedly, they left their daughter and son-in-law, david eisenhower, to pack all their clothes and belongings. it literally took seven or eight days. we had to go back to our little house in alexandria, virginia, suburbia, the neighborhood was surrounded by secret service. we had been living there dad was vice president. and i'll never forget. that night mom is cooking dinner. literally, we're sitting around the dinner table, and mom is cooking dinner, and she looked over at my dad and goes, gerry, something is wrong here. you just became president of the united states and i'm still cooking. >> steve ford, linda johnson robb, and j
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2012 8:30pm EST
secretary of state for east asia will discuss china's leadership transition and how it might impact u.s.-china relations. on c-span 3 at 5:30 p.m. eastern. >> at the new york state museum. this is our gallery that is dedicated to the history of september 11th and the attacks in new york at the world trade center. we decided with the gallery, to tell the story for the first moments of the attack, using objects and photographs from the world trade center site. this piece of steel from the south tower, floors seven threw nine, we put it in the place where the public can touch it. gives the visitor a tangible experience. this is the piece of steel from the north tower, floors 71 through 74. this is the dramatically bent piece of steel. this is the site of impact on the north tower, and you can see the openings where the windows have been and the pieces of the metal that would have held aluminum on the front of the building. every piece of steel is marked so you know which building, which floor, which side of the building it's on. we researched that after we took in some steel. this one we f
CSPAN
Dec 19, 2012 8:00pm EST
to cut u.s. ambassador christina and three other americans. the report cited systemic failures, leadership and management efficiencies and inadequate security at the conflict facility. three state department officials including eric boswell, assistant secretary of state in diplomatic security have resigned in the wake of the report. next, senators on the foreign relations committee who received the report speak to reporters. how not [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible] >> my understanding is that the standard with which the accountability board looks at people is a very high standard called breach of duty. but there's no question that there were people within the state department that were missed and did not execute in an appropriate way. there is also some cultural issues and i mean, there were no doubt a number of problems. i would just say to that end, i know that secretary clinton was unable to be able to testify in an open setting. i do think it's imperative for all concerned that she testify prior to any changing of the machine. i think that is
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 8:30pm EST
present within families than other groups in u.s. society, sow how can it approach immigrants rather than immigration policy may be decisive. there was a great commentary, a republican analyst who said, the republican party did really well on latino leaders but not on latino followers, and if you look at it in fact the two governors were latino in this country are both republican. who of the three senators who are latino are republicans. republicans have not down so badly on recruiting latino politicians. we could not have said ten years ago -- democrats were on their ware but the republicans have caught up. and it's catching up relative the support they have gotten from the latino electorate. so is there a difference between latino leaders and supporters. does this look forward the fact that the republican party is getting ahead of the game and will do better in the future, othe fact the republicans have made inroads and still unable to attract latino votes and the converse for democrats. can the feel it's a strong base of latino voters or should democrats be worried that in the long ter
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 8:00pm EST
thoughts on the interpretation of the u.s. constitution and what the author means by up to his passages. mr. amar posits the constitution can be understood by the original text alone or historical precedent. akhil reed amar discusses his book with supreme court justice clarence thomas of the national air cried -- archives here in washington. this is about 20 minutes. >> good evening. i'm the archivist of the united states and is a pleasure to welcome you to the national archives in theater this evening. a special welcome to our friends at c-span and the other media outlets who are with us tonight. we have a lot of special guests in the audience today but i want to single out a special welcome to senator mike reed who is a good friend of the national archives, senator reed from utah. [applause] who himself clerked for a future supreme court justice, judge alito when he was at the u.s. court of appeals on the third circuit. welcome. on monday the constitution of the united states turned 225. tonight's program is one of several that the national archives is presenting this month in celebration
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2012 8:30pm EST
-span: how do we do in a world with openness when it comes to archives? >> guest: the u.s. is actually good. the u.s. is better than many european countries and generally speaking the u.s. archives are easy to use. the cia archives are harder to use. i would actually argue they could be -- you don't want to show from the last 20 years but i know people who have had trouble getting access and in the 40s and 50's. the national archive, i haven't actually worked in the american archives with some friends abort there. i know it's not hard to use. c-span: go back to where you started this book in 1944 and go to 1956. how did the soviets takeover eastern europe? what did they use? you mentioned a lot of stuff earlier but specifically? .. what he did to make sure that he had enough influence, because he set up -- i'll choose three institutions in particular that he felt were important. number one was the secret police. he created domain of these countries, the red army in conjunction with the kgb, secret police forces speaking the local languages. sometimes people coming from the soviet union, som
CSPAN
Dec 20, 2012 8:00pm EST
the wire reaching out to the people. that's the enterprise of u.s. foreign policy today to help men, women, and children around the world share in the vision of democracy and values of freedom and through it to bring stability to whole regions of the world and reduce the threats to our nation. i believe we all ought to be proud of what we achieved in libya by taking military action when we did, we liberated a country under the yolk of a dictator for more than 40 years, give k the libyan people a fighting chance for their future, and i'm convinced we prevented the slaughter of thousands of innocent lives. the tragic events of the last 9/11/2012 illustrate the challenge ahead, but the thousands of everyday libyans who marched against the militias with signs declaring love for chris stevens and the united states, their gratitude for our country provide, i think, a measure of hope. that demonstration of affection for america and for our employee who gave his life, for those people, summed up exactly why we must not look inwards and walk away. finally, let any say, what can be done benghazi is
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 8:00pm EST
, lack of a better term, triball rivalries or the u.s. cooperation creates resentment among another group. they want to develop their neighbors, but not lackees of the americans. there's insight into the impact hispanic candidate -- impact that history's had. they are used to conquerors coming and going so they create a relationship in how they hedge their bets. apart from the human tragedies, your heart breaks reading about someone who had a baby, spoke to his wife before he went on the mission, and then died in a helicopter crash. your heart breaks on the human realm reminding you of the cost. it reminds you the low gist tick -- logistical challenges. >> did it make you regret our approach in afghanistan? >> no. i think it reminds us of the challenges of it. at the end of theday, afghanistan is important and important for multiple reasons. we don't want a safe haven in afghanistan for people to come back and reconstitute the safe taifn. to have an unstable afghanistan where radical islamists are organized is a danger to pakistan and its nuclear capabilities. they are concerned about tha
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 8:00pm EST
policy has its limits. only the private and public sectors working together can get the u.s. economy fully back on track. in particular at a critical that fiscal policymakers come together soon to achieve longer-term fiscal sustainability without adopting policies that fail the ongoing recovery. thank you and i'd be happy to answer your questions. spain mr. chairman steve from cnbc. i have a lot of questions but i will offer a few here. why are there different targets for qe and for the funds rate? what does that achieve? secondly, what good is a target if you have to reference a calendar date. you pointed out in the statement that it's different from the calendar in october. do you have to keep doing that from now on and thirdly -- then you have another paragraph after that says, it's not just targeting something else though it's unclear what that these targets are if you have to reference the calendars date and the next calendar date it's not really targeted. >> well, first as i said the asset purchases and the rate increases have different objectives. the asset purchases are about
CSPAN
Dec 13, 2012 8:00pm EST
savings should be used for that. yes, we know that, but the federal reserve and the u.s. and federal banks in some countries have it written black and white in their chargers that they need to consider jobs and economic growth. i am not saying we need to teach our legislation immediately. what i am saying is that we should all think about russia's economic development. our savings should work for the benefit of our country. but the national welfare fund is not investing in the economy at the moment. we have agreed that after the reserve fund exceeds 7% of gdp, we can send how of what is above the level into the russian economy, especially infrastructure projects. [applause] and now, i'd like to say a few words about the necessary adjustments to her earlier agreements. at the end of this year, the reserve fund and national welfare fund together will reach 9% of gdp. this means starting with 2013, after we create the necessary management structure, i suggest that some of the funds and the national welfare fund would start with 100 billion. some say should be even more, should be invested in
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 8:00pm EST
of these commissions. having said that there are a number of other states in the u.s. but do have bipartisan redistricting and just for what it's worth the reason why it's a failing topic is i'm often asked, if this is the worst congress ever or now but we wish congress would need, what would be the solution? there aren't many of them a come to mind. the redistricting reform would certainly be one of them because what happens is, when we create these districts that are so rigidly read or so rigidly blue then we send to washington people who are beholden to the most extreme elements of their party. those people have no incentive whatsoever to compromise or to reach across the aisle so as long as we are basically allowing the majority party of any given state to gerrymandered districts that will favor their party and the opposition party, then we are perpetuating or exacerbating the political divide. i think there's a problem of course of who is going to pass this bill? there's a guy named john tanner who was the head of the blue dog democrats and during his last couple of terms he kept trying
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2012 8:00pm EST
of the u.s. senators by state legislatures, the independent judiciary, the bicameral legislature. next point, loss of minority rights. the senate is one of the less democratic elements for the government for good reason. it's purpose is to check the majority impulse of the house and preserve minority rights. i was a creature of the house before i was a creature of the senate, and like every good house staffer, i hated the senate for my 15 years in there because it was the graveyard for all the legislation that we wanted to push through. i went later on to the senate, sat at the feet of gold, the far most expert on parliamentary procedure, and then went back to the senate. there's a story that's too good because it captures the truth about the senate. namely that when jefferson had been our ambassador to france in the constitutional convention, came back, sat with washington for breakfast and asked what was the deal? why did you do the second bicamera body? the senate. did you cool the coffee before drinking it? of course, my throughout is not made of brass. even so, we pour it in a sau
CSPAN
Dec 21, 2012 8:00pm EST
premier fighting units among the best in u.s. history. the soldiers of the 442nd regimental combat team served with such distinction that 21 of them were awarded the medal of honor. no other regiment in history has this distinction given size and length of service. her legacy as a drumbeat of loyalty, of kurds, honor, dedication and sacrifice. dan inouye served as an infantryman, and listing in 1943 at age 18. within a year he was promoted to sergeant. his performance of combat lead to a battlefield commission as second lieutenant in 1944, age 20. less than a year later, while leading his platoon on an attack on enemy machine-gun positions, he was grievously wounded and permanently disabled. his actions on 21 april 1945 content so, italy with a retired example of strength, stamina, courage and determination. for which he received one of the 21 idols of honor awarded to soldiers. dan inouye another veterans return to war, having achieved something monumental, something as we say larger than themselves. and they sensed they had earned the right to take larger roles in their communities. t
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 8:00pm EST
. maybe not always involving the u.s., but certainly the risks are increasing globally based on our fiscal picture. the fifth point i would want to make is that the budget deal requires us to deal with a full deck of cards. and those people who keep wanting to take things off the table, in my view, are not being rational in terms of addition and subtraction. and when i say a full deck of cards, that includes defense participating in deficit reduction. this cannot be in the case of defense a sledgehammer approach. it's going to take a long runway dealing with these issues over time to give the defense department, and they can make, in my view, very significant changes in the budget, but do it in a way that does not damage our security. doing it abruptly as the fiscal cliff does or in a very compressed time frame is not only inefficient, i think it endangers our security and our risk. my final point is that the missing element in this town is primarily political will, and i say that in regard to both political parties. and the solution, the solution that has to be forthcoming in the weeks ah
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 8:00pm EST
there and to use these funds for increased security at u.s. embassies and other overseas posts identified in the department's security review after the benghazi attack making additional funds available for this purpose is one of the recommendations of the accountable -- accountability review board chaired by ambassador pickerring and admiral mullen. this amendment is a permissive amendment. it is not a prescriptive amendment. it permits the transfer of funds between the diplomatic program and embassy security, construction and maintenance at which would otherwise be precluded due to percentage limitations on such transfers. according to c.b.o., the amendment has no outlay scoring impact. we all want to do -- we all want to do what we can to prevent another tragedy like what occurred in benghazi. the state department has done a review and these funds will be used to expedite construction of marine security guard posts overseas posts to, build secure embassies in beirut, lebanon and zimbabwe. there is nothing controversial about this amendment. these are existing funds. there is no new appr
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